NCHHSTP Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Program
Welcome to the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).
Our mission is to save lives, protect people, and reduce health disparities associated with HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB).
Every year, millions of Americans are infected with HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, or TB. Tens of thousands die or experience debilitating complications because of these infections. HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB often share overlapping risk factors and disease interactions and disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities, men who have sex with men, persons who inject drugs, and other vulnerable populations.
EIS officers in NCHHSTP have the opportunity to do impactful work that saves lives, protects people, and reduces health disparities by preventing and controlling these infections domestically and internationally. Our center has a rich tradition of providing exceptional supervision and training of EIS officers and is known for its diversity of epidemiologic, clinical, biological, psychosocial/behavioral, policy, and other public health approaches.
With hundreds of scientists across our center and numerous partners in communities, states, and nations around the world, NCHHSTP offers EIS officers vast opportunities for collaboration. We invite you to explore the exciting opportunities available in our divisions.
Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHS
Hazel D. Dean, ScD, DrPH (Hon) FACE
Acting Director for Health Equity
Benedict I. Truman, MD, MPH
Associate Director for Science
Alexa Oster, MD
EIS Program Co-Lead
Robert Kirkcaldy, MD, MPH
EIS Program Co-Lead
Ginny Bowen, PhD, MHS
EIS Conference Scientific
Program Committee Representative
Donna Benton, BS
EIS Program Assistant
Division for Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
School-Based Surveillance Branch (one position)
Primary Supervisor: Dr. Heather Clayton (EIS 2010)
Secondary Supervisors: Dr. Richard Lowry (EIS 1990) and Dr. Zewditu Demissie (EIS 2010)
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP)
Epidemiology Branch (one position)
Primary Supervisor: Dr. Kate Buchacz (EIS 2002)
Secondary Supervisors: Dr. Robyn Neblett Fanfair (EIS 2010) and Dr. Jun Li (EIS 2006)
Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP)
Epidemiology and Statistics Branch’s Epidemiology and Research Team (one position)
Primary Supervisor: Dr. Ginny Bowen (EIS 2013)
Secondary Supervisor: Dr. Kristen Kreisel
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE)
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch (one position)
Primary Supervisor: Becky Stewart (EIS 2015)
Secondary Supervisors: Dr. Julie Self (EIS 2015) and Dr. Adam Langer (EIS 2006)